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  • Start The New Year With New Shutters For Your Home

    January 16, 2017
    January is the time to install new shutters in your home. Shutters are an easy way to redecorate. Plus, the right plantation shutters can results in huge energy savings for you and increase the value of your home. And when you install them now, you get to enjoy all the… View Article

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  • How Hard Are DIY Shutters?

    May 17, 2017
    It’s easier than ever to DIY a lot of projects around your home. With resources easily available to walk you through every step, a lot of once-difficult projects are now very doable on your own. There are exceptions, though – jobs that may be cumbersome, time-consuming, or just too difficult to… View Article

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  • Do Plantation Shutters Increase A Home’s Value?

    June 16, 2017
    Our customers often ask us, “Do plantation shutters increase my home’s value?” Over the years, we’ve seen many homeowners gain returns on their plantation shutters when selling their house. We’re firm believers in enjoying the home you have today. But what’s great about plantation shutters is that when you sell… View Article

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  • Why You Should Hire A Window Treatment Company For Your Next Window Treatment Project

    July 16, 2017
    When you’re ready for a new window treatment, you might think about installing one yourself or buying one online or from a store. But if you want a custom product that will last for years – and potentially increase your home’s value – it’s wise to hire a window treatment… View Article

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  • You May Not Need Weather Stripping For Your Windows

    July 17, 2017
    Read any article on “home hacks” from HGTV or anywhere else and you’ll probably find weather stripping mentioned as a way to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low. And they’re right; weather stripping helps insulate your windows and can save on your heating and AC bills, but… View Article

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  • How To Choose A Durable Shutter

    August 16, 2017
    One of our stores in Texas was recently contacted by a previous customer. The customer had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood shutters survived. The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a couple of louvers… View Article

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  • Do You Need Interior or Exterior Shutters?

    August 17, 2017
      Shutters can go just about anywhere – in any home, in any room, on any window, and even outside – and that’s where some confusion can occur. Interior and exterior shutters are very different things, and if you’re not aware of the differences, you might waste time or money… View Article

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  • Signs You Need Interior Shutters In Your Home

    August 17, 2017
    Uncomfortable home temperatures, bad lighting, and having to regularly replace your window treatments are all signs that you might need interior plantation shutters. Just like you should think about a new roof if you constantly experience a leaky ceiling, you should think about installing interior plantation shutters if you’re experiencing… View Article

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  • Insulating Shutters Protect Your Home Year-Round

    October 16, 2017
    The seasons are changing, and that means it’s time for those home improvement projects you’ve planned. Aside from cleaning and sprucing up your house, now’s the time to think about how the changing weather may affect your home in other ways, and how you can best equip your house for… View Article

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  • Should I repaint my shutters?

    October 17, 2017
    Repainting your interior shutters should be part of your home maintenance every few years, just like cleaning the gutters or repaving a driveway, right? Well, not necessarily, and we don’t recommend it. Depending on the type of shutters you have in your home, it may be wiser to invest in… View Article

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  • Winterization Starts with the Windows

    November 11, 2017
    Do you have a chilly spot in your home next to your windows that you avoid? Or do you feel like your heater is constantly on, even when it’s not that cold outside? There’s no need to feel chilly when a little home winterization can go a long way. One… View Article

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  • Estimating The Cost of Plantation Shutters

    December 16, 2017
    There are a lot of reasons why homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and light control are all among the perks of choosing shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you want to keep final costs in mind. “How much… View Article

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  • The most common window treatment buying mistakes

    August 18, 2018
    Buying window treatments is an investment, in more ways than one. With the time and effort you put in to making your home look its best, one mistake is all it takes for your interior design to disappoint. At that point, it can cost even more time or money to… View Article

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  • What are the different types of window shades

    August 18, 2018
    Shades are some of the most versatile and stylish window treatments you can buy. Maybe what makes them so versatile is the fact that there are several different styles and types of shades. So what are the different types of window shades? Let’s take a look, and you can decide… View Article

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  • When to change out window treatments

    August 18, 2018
    Knowing when to change out window treatments in your home can be a challenge. Every window treatment and home is unique. Here are some general guidelines you can follow to know when to kick your window treatments to the curb and replace them with a window treatment that better fits… View Article

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  • How to fix broken shutter parts

    September 17, 2018
    Plantation shutters are incredibly durable, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. Kids roughhousing indoors, pets, or simple accidents can cause minor damage to small parts of wood shutters and faux wood shutters alike. Luckily, most of them are an easy fix. Follow these steps to fix the most common broken… View Article

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  • The noise-blocking power of interior shutters

    September 17, 2018
    When it comes to finding a way to block noise through your windows, plantation shutters are the soundproof window treatment that stands above the rest. Type “how to block window noise” into your search engine and you’re likely to come up with a lot of DIY fixes and inconvenient solutions…. View Article

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  • What to know about shutters and replacing windows

    September 17, 2018
    You know what you’re in for when you install plantation shutters in your home: great looks, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what if something unexpected happens, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? Luckily, we can… View Article

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  • The winterization question: New windows or insulating shutters

    November 17, 2018
    With colder weather on the horizon, most homeowners are already thinking about winterizing their homes. Beyond putting those old storm windows back in or tacking on temporary plastic film to your windows, two of the most effective ways to better insulate your home are to install new windows, or to… View Article

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  • How long does it take to get shutters

    December 17, 2018
    Planning a redesign or home improvement project is all about timelines: when to start, how much time to spend, and more. When new window shutters are involved, a good question we’ll field for homeowners is “How long does it take to get and install shutters, from start to finish?” For… View Article

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  • More shutter myths exposed

    December 17, 2018
    We’ve debunked some shutter myths before. On our previous myth-busting spree, we tackled a few common misconceptions people have about interior shutters. Well, the Sunburst team is back to set the record straight on a few more myths we’ve heard from shutter-buyers around the country. Let’s get started. Myth: “Plantation… View Article

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  • Simple ways to update your room

    January 19, 2019
    All those home renovation shows on HGTV makes renovating a room from the studs out seem so easy.  After all, if the Property Brothers can completely overhaul an entire house in under 45 minutes, how hard can it be?  Inspired, you grab your favorite design magazine and start drafting up… View Article

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  • 5 reasons to upgrade to shutters

    April 10, 2019
    Are your window treatments worn, broken, or out of style? Have you had the same window treatments since you’ve lived in your house, even if it’s been a decade? Do you want a new look for your windows?  Then it might be time to swap out your standard window treatments… View Article

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  • Don’t overlook these essential items in your remodel

    April 19, 2019
    During the remodeling process, you can spend days pouring over floor plans, room uses, and lighting schemes. It takes considerable patience and coordination to get every design element just the way you like. And while you think you have everything in its place, don’t make the mistake of overlooking some… View Article

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  • 7 Renovations to Increase Your Home Value

    May 1, 2019
    Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the next 12 months or in 5 years, finding ways to increase your home’s value can have a big payoff. Even if you’re not selling for a few years, you can enjoy any upgrades you make before you turn over the keys…. View Article

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  • 5 Tips for Coordinating Your Floors, Walls, and Windows

    May 6, 2019
    Your interior design is more than the sum of its parts. Your floors, walls, window treatments, and furniture can come together to create a feeling of elegant comfort – or they can clash and make your home seem gaudy or disjointed aesthetically. What makes a difference is how well you can… View Article

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  • Home Privacy Concerns You’re Neglecting

    May 7, 2019
    As a homeowner, you know the basics of privacy and home security: keep your doors and windows closed, shut the blinds or shutters, put in a taller fence, and so on. But these are just the basics. To really make your home private and more secure, you might need to… View Article

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  • How to prevent your carpets from fading

    May 19, 2019
    You just invested in brand-new carpets and within a few months, you start to see fading in one spot on your carpet. What happened? While you enjoyed the warmth and light of the sun streaming through your windows, your carpets fell victim to the sun’s damaging UV rays. So how… View Article

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